In the first week of November, I traveled to Madison, Wisconsin for the Second Annual Wisconsin Cheese Festival. Retailers and cheesemakers from across the state massed at Monona Terrace, a convention center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, perched on the edge of Lake Monona. There were all sorts of tours, tastings and seminars on offer Continue Reading »
The highlight of my trip was tasting the newest cheese to come out of Wisconsin. For the past 10 years, Uplands Cheese has only made Pleasant Ridge and Pleasant Ridge Reserve, cheeses in the style of the classic French, Alpine cheese, Beaufort d’Alpage. Their new cheese, Rush Creek, is made in the style of Vacherin Mont d’Or.